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dr_zayus69 09-11-2005 07:07 PM

how to stream media in firefox with .asx extension
hi i have firefox and i normally stream media fine. I have mozzplugger installed. However i wanted to listen to a band's single that is streaming and the file extension at the end of the url is .asx. Im not familar with .asx - i think i have heard of it before but don't remember quite exactly what it is. How would i go about streaming it? Here is the url that i've been trying.

thanks for any replies in advance.

Matir 09-11-2005 07:23 PM

First off, happy birthday dr_zayus69. .asx is an extension used for windows media player streaming media. Depending on the exact underlying format, vlc or mplayer may be able to handle this stream.

dr_zayus69 09-11-2005 07:39 PM

thanks. the file format i've chosen was windows media player. I tried the quicktime which is .mov and that does not work either. I've been able to play music when it uses an embedded player on sites like allowing you to pause and go to next track before. And i've played windows media video clips before in the browser so i don't know why it doesn't work for this.

Matir 09-11-2005 07:44 PM

Very odd, unless they're encoded with some WMP-DRM stuff.

craigevil 09-11-2005 10:57 PM

Connecting to server[]:1755 ...
pre-header read failed
Resolving for AF_INET...
read error:: Operation now in progress
Connecting to server[]:80 ...
Check if this is a playlist which requires -playlist option
Example: mplayer -playlist <url>
Exiting... (End of file)
Unknown ASF streaming type
asf_streaming_start failed
Unable to open URL: mms://

Error msgs kplayer gives when trying to play the link in OP.

It won't load in IE6/wmp using Crossover Office either. It just sits there connecting forever.

There are only a couple of sites I have not been able to use Firefox, and those are CNN and It is usually just a matter of choosing the correct media player or mplayerplug-in loading. Sites like NPR, BBC, Shoutcast, Virgin Radio all work great.

pintooo15 10-04-2005 03:35 PM

asx is a playlist format like m3u, pls. It's a windows media format and is often used as playlist for radio stations. load a station from wmp's radio section and more often than not first an asx is looked up and then (depending on station's configuration) your now playing gets populated by whats in store for the hour.

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